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The Pentateuch  

Thomas B. Dozeman

The Pentateuch (“five books”) is the title for the first five books of the Bible in the Greek translation, known as the Septuagint (LXX). The more original title is the Hebrew, Torah, ... More

The Age of Revolutions  

Conrad L. Donakowski

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Jun 2018
A variety of economic, ideological, aesthetic, and nationalist forces shape Christian worship in its varied manifestations today. Historical perspectives and areas of knowledge which are ... More

Secularism, Pluralism, and Publics in America  

Charles McCrary

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May 2018
In the United States, religious, political, and social life has been structured by a public/private binary. Oftentimes, religion is understood as private and politics as public. This ... More

Revivals, Awakenings, and Conversion in American Protestantism  

Kip Richardson

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May 2018
From at least the 18th century to the present, religious revivals have been a defining feature of American Protestantism. Though the size, scale, and formatting of revivals have varied ... More

Liturgical Vestments, Vessels, and Objects in Christian Worship  

Joanne M. Pierce

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May 2018
Any history of Christian liturgy must address the origins and development of the various material elements that are used during these celebrations. These have their own specific history, ... More

The “Classic” Age of Christian Worship, 4th–6th Century  

John F. Baldovin

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May 2018
The 4th–6th centuries can be considered a classic period in the development of Christian worship. During this time many of the liturgical forms that are still recognizable today were ... More

Baptist Worship in Britain  

Christopher J. Ellis

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May 2018
Baptists stand within the Free Church and Evangelical traditions. They baptize only those who profess personal faith, and they also give a high priority to evangelism. Although there is ... More

American Foreign Mission Movement, c. 1870–1920s  

Tracy Neal Leavelle

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May 2018
The American foreign mission movement at the turn of the 20th century adopted as its watchword “the evangelization of the world in this generation.” The rapid expansion of missionary ... More

The Reformed Tradition in the Netherlands  

Harry Klaassens

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Apr 2018
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Dutch Reformed liturgy started with Dutch refugees in London, where they used a Dutch translation of Martin Bucers’s liturgy at Strasbourg as well as the liturgy that John à Lasco brought ... More

The Development of the “Apostolic Tradition” in Early Christian Worship  

Maxwell E. Johnson

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Apr 2018
Contrary to the assumptions often held by previous scholars, contemporary liturgical scholarship is coming increasingly to realize and emphasize that Christian worship was diverse even in ... More

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